Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Flashback: The BAHS Tri-Beta Chapter

The Bloomsburg University Rho Chi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta celebrates 32 years since its installation in 1984. Beta Beta Beta, or Tri-Beta, is a national honor society dedicated to understanding and appreciating biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. It fulfills its mission by recognizing outstanding individuals and chapters and by publishing BIOS, a national journal.

To take us back, here is a photo from the first initiation ceremony held in what is now 119 Hartline Science Cente. Honorary membership was awarded to Dr. Donald Rabb, former BAHS chairperson and faculty emeritus. The framed chapter charter is still displayed each year at initiation ceremonies. Do you recognize anyone in the photo? If you were initiated then, please contact us (csurmacz@bloomu.edu) to let us know know what you have been up to over these years.  Faculty initiated during this inaugural year were:
Dr. James Cole
Dr. Judy Downing
Dr. George Gellos
Dr. Michael Herbert
Dr. Lynne Miller
Dr. James Parsons
Mr. Paul Quick
Dr. Cindy Surmacz

Graduate Initiates:
Jane Matsko
James Philllips
Neil Schmidt
Gerald Williams

Undergraduate Initiates
Paula Brophy
Wendy Caporaletti
Brenda Carey
David Fenstermacher
Marcia Heckler
Roald Och
Michele Mucaluk
Kathy Kasper
Tracy Kiriluk
Catherine Meier
Jennifer Naus
Clinton Oxenrider, Jr.
John Pyne
Ellen Rice
Bradley Sanford
Linda Schoffstall
Matthew Thran
Adriane Toth
Theresa Wargo